Novak Djokovic break's Steffi Graf's record as world No. 1

Novak Djokovic after winning the 2023 Australian Open title

TENNIS Novak Djokovic break's Steffi Graf's record as world No. 1

Funmilayo Fameso 10:54 - 27.02.2023

Top seed Novak Djokovic has attained new career feats in the new ATP world ranking.

Novak Djokovic has attained another career feat, becoming the highest-ranked tennis player to stay as world No. 1 for the most number of weeks.

In a stat published by Opta Ace, this week marks the 378th week of his career as the world's No. 1 tennis player, breaking Steffi Graf's mark of 377 in combined male and female records.

via Opta Ace

Navaratilova is third on the list with 332 weeks, Serena Williams is fourth with 319 weeks, while Roger Federer is the next best in male rankings with the fifth position at 310 weeks.

Djokovic takes No. 1 spot on top-10 faced in the Open Era

The Serb takes the lead position as the player to have faced an opponent ranked in the ATP's top 10. He achieved this at the 2023 Australian Open final, which was the 350th time.

via Opta Ace

It is the most of any male player in the Open Era, while his 69.4% win rate only trails the 71% of Bjorn Borg among players with 100 wins.

The next players to occupy the top five positions are Federer (347), Rafael Nadal (288), Lendl (258), and Connors (241).